News for Wednesday, May 6, 2009



Annie's Mailbox: Letters contained shocking things

Dear Annie: Please advise your readers not to hold onto any letters that contain family information or intimate details of a relationship that should remain secret. I was cleaning out my mother-in-law's house after her death and came upon letters addressed to "My dearest wife and son," written while my father-in-law was away at war.

Our View: Courtroom control

Years of lobbying paid off for officials on the third floor of the Moffat County Courthouse last month, when long-desired security measures were implemented.

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The sound of music

Craig Concert Association hosts annual membership drive

The best deal in town. That's how Julie Dempster describes the Craig Concert Association's membership drive taking place this month. The association's season membership puts tickets at $7 a piece for adults, making it a steal for good entertainment, she said.

Fantasy Fix: Diamonds in the rough

A change to the top-20 and players to consider adding to the lineup

Last week, I ranked the top 20 fantasy baseball players. After going over the list one more time, I decided there needed to be a change.

Al White: To the citizens of Northwest Colorado

I have received a lot of grumbling, and frankly, downright anger, this year from many of you. I'm hopeful that with a little explanation, I might help you better understand why I have done some of the things that seem to have you so upset.

Horoscopes for May 6, 2009

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - You'll linger forever if you wait for optimal conditions before acting on your ambitious objective. You need to focus your efforts on making things happen for you.

Work and Life Skills has support

County officials would like to make program permanent

Three Moffat County High School students appeared at the Moffat County Commission meeting Tuesday with the same message. The Work and Life Skills Program should be a mandatory class for any student who wants to graduate.

Senior Spotlight for May 6

May is starting out with tradition: May poles, baskets and rain.

As economy turns, county focuses on present and future

What is known: applications for permits to drill in Moffat County are down this year. What is unknown: what that decline means for Moffat County.

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MCHS junior places 2nd at state qualifying golf tournament

Despite a strong showing during last week's home win, the Moffat County High School girls golf team wasn't able to capitalize on the momentum during Tuesday's qualifying regional tournament in Montrose. MCHS finished fourth out of 12 teams at Cobble Creek Golf Course. Glenwood Springs High School came in first.

Datebook for May 6


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Trudel bringing care to Craig

New cardiopulmonary manager at TMH wants to keep it local

For Ron Trudel, moving from Billings, Mont., to Craig didn't represent as large a change as the distance might indicate. His wife, Carmen, was originally from a mining town, and the weather isn't too different, he said.

Craig briefs: Clinic offers free sports exams

Through July 31, Moffat Family Clinic will be offering free sports exams for athletes from the Moffat County, Hayden and Baggs, Wyo., school districts. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 824-3252.

Police Blotter for May 4

Moffat County Jail